Gaza Emergency Appeal

Emergency Relief


Gaza Emergency Appeal

Please help Welfare Association to respond to the emergency in Gaza.

As Israel’s military bombardment of Gaza continues, over 36,000 Palestinians have been killed, over 82,000 injured and approximately 1.7 million, or 75% of people in Gaza have been internally displaced. In addition, 1.1 million people in Gaza now face catastrophic levels of food insecurity and famine.

Please support our Emergency Appeal for Gaza, help us to provide:

  • Medical supplies to hospitals
  • Fuel for ambulances and medical facilities
  • Water, food, clothing and bedding to thousands of displaced families

WA has already been able to provide the emergency unit of two hospitals in South Gaza with beds, equipment and medications.

WA teams’ interventions in Gaza to date:

12/10/2023: Welfare Association teams in Gaza (also displaced from their homes due to constant artillery shelling), have been able to provide hospitals with fuel, provide displaced families with essential support, and continue working to provide medications to hospitals.

15/10/2023: Last week Welfare Association‘s team in Gaza was able to source fuel and medications (from within Gaza) and get these to hospitals, and located some essential supplies to support displaced families. WA has also been able to provide the emergency unit of a hospital in South Gaza with beds, equipment, and medications.

24/10/2023: Over 2,000 families in the Gaza Strip are receiving food parcels and hygiene kits. Our WA team and local partner organisations on the ground in Gaza are distributing these parcels and kits in Rafah, Southern & Northern Gaza, and Gaza City.

28/10/2023: Emergency food parcels for displaced families in Gaza. We are preparing packages of fresh fruit & vegetables for 391 displaced families in Khan Younis. Crops are purchased directly from small farmers in Gaza. Palestinian families will receive the packages each week, for 4 weeks.

3/11/2023: WA is providing thousands of families in Gaza with food; 391 families in Khan Younis will receive fresh vegetable parcels each week for one month. We distributed food parcels and vouchers to 500 displaced families in North Gaza, some families received food parcels, while others received vouchers to shop for their essential needs.

10/11/2023: Over the past few days, we distributed emergency food parcels & hygiene kits to 500 homeless families, sheltering in four schools in Rafah, Gaza. All of these items were sourced within Gaza.

13/11/2023: This week WA teams in Gaza are delivering fresh food packages to 1,195 homeless families, in 6 shelters in Deir Al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah. They will receive these food packs each week for 4 weeks.

27/11/2023: During this week 1,655 homeless families received vital food parcels in 7 shelters located in Deir Al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah.

6/12/2023: WA teams continue distributions in shelters in Gaza, delivering thousands of bottles of water to homeless families.

10/12/2023: During this week, WA teams in Gaza distributed emergency fresh food parcels to a total of 3,300 homeless families in shelter centres in Deir Al-Balah and Khan Younis.

15/12/2023: This week WA helped 1,000 children in Rafah smile for the first time in a long time – as they chose a warm jacket for winter from a nearby shop that WA opened up just for them.

21/12/2023: WA teams continue distributing emergency fresh food parcels to more than 400 displaced and hungry families in Gaza.

5/1/2024: To date, WA have provided the following in Gaza.

11/1/2024: WA is continuing to implement a range of emergency interventions to support families struggling to survive this crisis, including the distribution of fresh food parcels to 1,465 displaced families sheltering in Khan Younis and Deir Al-Balah.

1/2/2024: Distribution of food parcels in Gaza has continued, with another 830 homeless families receiving packages of fresh vegetables in a shelter in Rafah.

15/2/2024: A further 600 displaced families in shelters in Deir Al-Balah and Al-Zawaida received fresh food parcels, to ensure they can feed themselves.

To date, Welfare Association has made the following Interventions in Gaza since 7 October 2023:

  • Supplying 26,800 litres of fuel to Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals and ambulances.
  • Supporting over 18,090 displaced families residing in shelters, including 3,640 families of orphaned children with food parcels.
  • Supporting over 35,050 displaced families residing in shelters with 50,080 fresh food parcels.
  • Supporting over 26,500 displaced women and children residing in shelters with clothing.
  • Supporting over 8,246 IDP (internally displaced) families residing in shelters with 119,202 hot meals in the North, Middle and South of Gaza.
  • Supporting 4,600 IDP families residing in shelters with hygiene kits.
  • Assisting 950 small-scale farmers / producers by directly purchasing their fresh vegetables and distributing them to displaced families.
  • Distributing 30,000 boxes of bottled drinking water and 8,400m3 of potable water to more than 28,050 displaced families.
  • Providing $680,000 worth of medical supplies, services, and equipment to health service providers in Southern and Northern areas of Gaza.
  • Providing primary health care services in shelters in Southern Gaza for approximately 8,000 IDPs, while paying attention to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Supplying 7,450 winter blankets to IDPs in shelters in Middle and Southern Gaza.
  • Supplying personal hygiene kits (diapers) to 6,000 babies in South Gaza and 2,000 babies in North Gaza.
  • Supplying personal hygiene kits (diapers) to 2,000 elderly people and those with special needs and sanitary pads for 1,000 women in North Gaza.
  • Establishing a camp for IDPs to find refuge in Deir al Balah with 50 tents and solar panels for electricity, providing shelter to approximately 450 individuals.
  • WA (Taawon) hosted two Expert Group Meetings to address healthcare and orphan care needs in Gaza, bringing together experts and stakeholders from various Palestinian and International organisations.
  • Number of families supported = 97,000
  • Total number of beneficiaries = 488,000

Please support our Gaza Emergency Appeal – so we can continue these vital life-saving interventions.

Thank you.

To stay up to date with the ongoing situation, read the Flash Updates and Situation Reports from the UN OCHA and WHO by clicking here.